Note: due to review by PSMA, the last data release was February 2019.
We continue to provide licensed access to this edition and will update customers as PSMA’s plans for the re-introduction of Features of Interest becomes clearer.
Features of Interest includes data that covers a range of community facilities
In many cases, facilities such towers and emergency telephones are not known by any address.
Therefore, Features of Interest includes data that by its nature, may not have a corresponding entry within G-NAF.
There are more than 400 categories. Features of Interest includes 3 geometry types:
Points e.g. taxi ranks
(total of some 3 million records)
Lines e.g. bus routes
(total of some 1 million records)
Polygons e.g. shopping centres
(total of near 500,00 records)
Features of Interest usage example
Dark blue stars - ACT secondary schools (Feature Category Code BDG008010)
Light grey stars - other FOI features in ACT
Light grey lines - PSMA Transport & Topography street layer
Pale green shaded regions - PSMA Transport & Topography greenspace layer
Features of Interest can benefit a range of industries, including:
Planners and community facilities providers
Consultancies and community facilities providers (health care, aged care etc.) can benefit from having this dataset to help identify specific facility types within specific areas.
nbn co and nbn Retail Service Providers
nbn co has expressed interest to provide broadband to “non-premises”, being non-addressable facilities (e.g. traffic lights, tram stops and taxi ranks).
Features of Interest can help nbn co and nbn co Retail Service Providers to identify potential locations, ultimately assisting nbn co’s corporate objectives.
Home buyers seek answers to “How close to the nearest school?”, or “How close to public transport?”
The Parent-Child categorisation within the dataset can play a useful role here. For example, there is a parent category for “Schools” and separate Child (or sub) categories for Primary Schools, High Schools etc.
These structured relationships within the dataset provide a web portal designer considerable flexibility in how web visitors can pose their questions or perform a search.